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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Our purpose is to protect and provide for animals while fostering an awareness of their importance in our lives.

Programs: Rescue and adoption program - provided shelter until adoption for homeless dogs and cats as well as operated a retail center to facilitate adoption.

medical services - provided medical services, spay/neutering, and grooming for homeless dogs and cats.

community assistance/education - provided needs-based community assistance and education for the care of dogs and cats.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am always amazed at the wonderful work FOAU does saving so many animals every year. Our puppy came from Furburbia almost two years ago and we are so glad we could in some way be a part of this organization. I especially appreciate the foster network they have built, not only helping these animals but fostering community as well.

Previous Stories

Client Served

Rating: 5

What an incredible organization! We recently adopted our puppy from Friends of Animals and have had the best experience. The environment is very comfortable and clean for the animals and they are clearly well cared for. For humans, the adoption is low pressure and easy. The staff is helpful, knowledgable and truly wants each pet to go to a forever home. They do such a great job of finding fosters and socializing animals allowing them to transition into their new homes as best as possible. Also, the community loves Friends of Animals and that speaks volumes for me. I love that we were able to have our puppy on trial for a few days to be sure that we were the right match for him. It turns out we are and we are thrilled. Friends of Animals takes care of all puppy shots, provides a voucher for a spay/neuter, microchips your pet and sets you up with great tools to welcome your new pet into your home. Most importantly, Friends of Animals saves these wonderful creatures that may otherwise be euthanised in local shelters and provides not only a second chance for them, but an opportunity for us all to play a part in their mission.

Review from Guidestar

Suze W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In our town of Park City we have an extraordinary number of people that have adopted dogs from Friends of the Animals Utah. Not only have I adopted a dog, I have also fostered them. The Friends of the Animals Utah have established a great system of fostering animals of all ages and they have a great adoption success rate as a result. Adoption has become a given in our town thanks to FOA Utah's proactive approach to reaching out to the community to educate them in the benefits of adopting, volunteering and contributing to the organization.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been a resident of Park City for 28 years. When I first came to town there were stray cats and dogs all over town...With an itinerant winter population that came to work at the resorts and restaurants, came many "cute puppies and kittens" that were purchased or acquired during their stay for the winter, but once the spring came and the jobs ended, those folks returned to their countries but couldn't or didn't take their pets with them.
Since Friends of the Animals has been in town, many many formerly homeless pets have found homes...it is a rare occasion to see a stray cat or dog wandering through town.
I have had first hand experience with them since up until 6 years ago, I regularly fostered dogs at my home. I had 9 foster dogs and 1 litter of 3 puppies before I actually became the owner of a fostered dog that couldn't me adopted. Due to the nature of that dog, I couldn't foster any more.
What I find amazing is HOW MANY people in this town have dogs they have acquired from FOAU. Almost everyone you speak to walking a dog has a story to tell about how they found their pet through FOAU.
What's more...they take in and rehabilitate where necessary, and find homes for all sorts of other pets from turtles to horses.
The FOAU provides a huge service to our community in Summit County.

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This wonderful organization has had an amazingly positive impact on my son Jaret who is autistic. He loves animals and a friend suggested that he volunteer there. This was almost 2 years ago and he looks forward to his time there as much today as when he started. In addition he met and adopted his adult cat Molly and she has changed his life!

Everyone associated with Friends of the Animals is kind, caring, capable and efficient. My son has created friendships and nurtured his love of animals in ways that I could not have imagined without discovering the many services and activities that Friends of Animals offers.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have met many volunteers and employees of Summit County FOA and I'm so amazed at the level of dedication and passion that they throw into their work. Don Miller (volunteer) is a friend and co-worker and he always sings the praises of FOA. I have been into the store at Tanger outlet mall and observe the incredible positive energy and love that Cathy and her staff of employees and volunteers give to the dogs and cats there and the people who come into the store. I have participated in some of the fund raisers too and the volunteers and staff are all first-rate!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Where to start is the question. I have had several very positive experiences with Summity County FOA. Charlene Brewster deserves a BIG hand for finding a wonderful Springer Spaniel for my friends who lost both of their dogs in a car accident three years ago. The concern and caring shown by the entire staff is amazing as it extends not only to the animals but to all of us humans as well. My grandson rescued a pit bull and FOA, was there every step of the way to insure that (Twigg) the dog had all his shots, was microchipped and nuetered. I have been a donor and will continue to donate to FOA.
The entire organization is staffed by the most incredible people that I have had the pleasure to meet. They work very hard and very long hours to help the animals. No one deserves the prize more than this group of people. They are AWESOME!!!!

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Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I attended the first meeting to organize a Friends of Animals group in Summit County. As I remember, it was held at the home of Clair Weiss. There were about 12 women there and the meeting took place a long time ago, 25-30 years. From that informal kitchen-table meeting a fabulous organization has been formed. This is an animal lovin' community!!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The staff at Friends of the Animals were just wonderful in helping me find the perfect dog for me. After 6 weeks of looking I found just the perfect dog for me. He is my forever furry friend. I have been so inspired by them that I have become a donor and a volunteer when time permits. The staff are kind and sensitive to humans and animals. What a great service for our community to have this available to everyone who is looking for a pet.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Summit County Friends is an amazing organization. I am a huge animal fan and have two rescue dogs myself. I enjoy going to Furburbia and seeing how well they take care of the animals. I have friends who foster animals and I know kids that volunteer to walk the dogs. Their new rescue ranch is a great accomplishment! This organization is definitely dedicated to animals of all types. Those who run the organization are high energy, "get things done for the animals kinds of people." I am a fan!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been to furburbia several times to find a pet that would fit our family. the volunteers have always been helpful, we eventually found a cat that healed our heart ache and has more personality than any pet I have ever had.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My sister has adopted two dogs (at separate times) over the last 5 years through FOA and had an amazing experience each time. The staff genuinely cares about the animals and wants to ensure they have a good homes.

Review from Guidestar